Real Life Stories
“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”
“Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."
“It’s like wanting to go to the toilet while somebody else is already in it."
"You are jumping outside the door yelling, “Hurry up, I need to go – urgently!”
“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”
“No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”
"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."
"So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."
“Since the cost of replacing floor coverings in most of the separate areas was individually less than my policy excess, they declined to pay most of the replacement cost on the grounds that each individual event within my claim was uneconomical."
"Interestingly, the assessor had initially confirmed to me that the whole house would be covered and given me the go ahead to get it all replaced quickly to mitigate loss of rent while the house sat untenantable due to damages. The assessor later denied they had given me any verbal confirmations of cover.”
"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."
"With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."
"I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."
“At least no Alan Kurdi would die then,” Rosh sighed, “that three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as his family was trying to get out of Turkey for the third time.”
"I have left so much behind", Pi said, "In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go."
"But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."
“Beer – helping people enjoy sex since about 5,000 BC - is also made of grains. All healthy stuff. Drink more, be healthier. Have sex, be even more healthier."
"Beer also helps a man show his emotions. Spill one and he'll cry.”
Post mineral harvestation, miners should be encouraged to convert wasteland into land suitable for habitation or cultivation on periodic basis within the consent timeframes rather than at project end as is the norm currently, when enforcement becomes problematical.